The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

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The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 650 bird species plus regional populations found east of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations?more than 4,200 in total?with descriptive caption text pointing ...
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Overview

The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 650 bird species plus regional populations found east of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 4,200 in total—with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent.

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the East.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Providing birders the convenience of portability, Sibley's newest volume breaks down the information in The Sibley Guide to Birds into specific regions (The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America will be published the same month). The guide includes much of the basic information in the Guide to Birds, such as the parts of a bird and general color-coded maps, but focuses most of its attention on birds who make their home east of the Rocky Mountains, such as the Double-crested Cormorant and the Eastern Screech-Owl. The color-coded maps that accompany each bird show where the birds live throughout North America, so that birders in, say, Pennsylvania, will know to look for the Northern Mockingbird in California as well. And, of course, Sibley's beautiful full-colored paintings of birds jump out at every page-even in small format. (May 8) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Not just spin-offs from the famed Sibley Guide to Birds, these field guides are specifically designed to tote along on outings. The maps are new. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679451204
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/29/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 46,232
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 7.67 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

David Allen Sibley
David Allen Sibley is the author and illustrator of a series of highly acclaimed books about birds and birding. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award presented by the American Birding Association for a lifetime of achievement. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Eyecatching

    Of all the guide books that I own on birds, this one is the most compact yet thorough. The pictures are bright and close to realistic.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    Best Beginner Bird Guide I've Found!

    As a blossoming birder, I was trained in school on the Sibley Eastern and Western guides, (the Western I bought for myself my first trip to Arizona, so was my faith in the Eastern guide). This book is jam-packed with the essential information perfect for beginners, skipping the annoyances of having to seek out glossaries every turn of the page. The down-to-earth presentations of the birds makes it a must-have in every field bag! (Note: I am on my second copy. I tend to wear out the bindings on an average of one every other year.) The only downside is that it isn't water-friendly and care must be taken in the field to avoid moisture.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

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    easy to use in the field

    clear, concise, accurate identification

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